The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from May 8, 2012

a[euro][approximately]Impossible to Manage Patient Load'; Inquest into Man's Death Told
Byline: Rodney Stevens Reporter A CORONIAL inquest into the 2011 death of Goonellabah man Glenn Rubbo at Lismore Base Hospital was part heard yesterday after it was revealed a key witness who wasn't subpoenaed to court was on an overseas holiday....
Arty Smarty
Byline: Jessica Smart and Hayley Elliott RECONCILIATION Week (27 May-3 June) promotes Non-Indigenous and Indigenous people jointly. Goonellabah P.S is participating in this Year's Reconciliation Challenge. The Reconciliation Challenge is a...
A Smart Way to Easy Living; Builder's Innovative Concept
INNOVATION is often the product of adversity and for Byron Bay builder Scott Allen the building industry slowdown that accompanied the GFC in 2009 was the catalyst for Smartflat, his new concept in small, affordable luxury living spaces. aAt the...
Extreme Endeavours
Byline: Shifali John-Leader and Matilda Vanaria Jamieson GOONELLABAH Public School has many great opportunities for students who want to have a go at just about anything. Some of these activities are band, dance, choir, art and talent shows...
Horticultural Research May Be in Jeopardy
PLANS to lease buildings at the Centre for Tropical Horticulture to the Alstonville Community College will ajeopardise important horticultural research and development projectsa, says the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS). A spokesman for the Department...
Koalas Get Cashed Up; $2M Grant to Save Iconic Fauna
Byline: Rebecca Masters Reporter THE Federal Government has dedicated more than $2 million to save koala populations in the Tweed and Byron shires. The grant will fund a five-year project designed to regenerate existing koala habitat and create...
Leon's Locked in; Youngster Set to Make His Rep Debut
Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG League reporter MARIST Brothers lock Leon King will make his representative debut in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League team next month. A squad of 19 was selected on Sunday for the NSW Country championships and...
Lismore City Council Schools' Water Challenge; A WORD FROM ONE OF OUR SPONSORS: Lismore City Council
THE Lismore City Council Schools' Water Challenge is well underway, with nine schools throughout the Lismore Local Government Area competing for the ultimate $2000 prize. The Schools' Water Challenge aims to raise awareness about water use in schools,...
Lucky Break for Rescued Backpackers; Lifesavers Only at Beach by Chance
Byline: Peter Caton Reporter TWO French backpackers rescued from rough seas at Shelly Beach, Ballina on Sunday were spotted only by chance and rescued by surf lifesavers who were only there to relocate equipment. Following the end of the 2012...
Perfect Gift for a Special Mum; Flower Shop Promotes Floral Design Workshops
WITH Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, Lavish Floral Design is in the box seat to provide the perfect gift. On Mother's Day customers can give their mother a gift voucher to attend a special one-off floral design workshop at the shop on Saturday,...
Reality Television Not Worth Its 15 Minutes of Fame
THE RECENT squeals over the new reality television series based in the Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney reflects the changing social mores that dictate what is and is not acceptable on television a and in whose opinion. aThe Shirea, as it is...
Rethink Retirement Strategy after RBA Reduces Rates
Byline: FINANCIAL MATTERS RICK RUTTEN IN light of all the economic uncertainty we've experienced since the start of the global financial crisis, it's not surprising that many investors, particularly those close to or in retirement, are settling...
Reviving Memories of the Past; Old Photos Restored as New
Byline: Rebecca Lollback Ballina reporter FOR someone who spends most of his time poring over old photographs, technology is increasingly important for Paul Full. He runs Ace Photo Shop in Ballina and a lot of his work involves restoring precious...
Transport Is Biggest Worry; Businesses Polled on Major Concerns
THE quarterly Griffith University-Northern Star business poll has revealed that greatest concern of business operators in the region is the state of the region's roads and transport infrastructure. More than 350 Northern Rivers business operators...
Workplace Roller Coaster; New Technology Has Many Peaks and Troughs When First Introduced
Byline: TIM COMBER THE war time advice to a[approximately]Keep Calm and Carry On' is a useful maxim in dealing with the barrage of information we are subjected to. In particular when you are faced with what appears to be disruptive technology...

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